Strahan - Tasmania
Founded in 1881, Strahan is located in the breathtaking and rugged isolation of Tasmania’s North West. Once a port for a thriving mining industry in and around the region, it’s economy is now fuelled primarily by tourism.
If you’re looking to explore the natural wonders of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area, Strahan is a great place to base yourself. There are daily cruises to destinations such as Sarah Island, Hell’s Gates and the Gordon River.
Ocean Beach is also not far from Strahan and offers a glimpse of the power of the roaring 40s winds that cross the Southern Ocean from Antarctica and South America. This 36km long stretch of wind-swept beach exemplifies Tasmania’s natural raw beauty.
Randy Curwen from the Chicago Tribune voted Strahan the “Best Little Town in the World” so if you’re planning a trip to this amazing part of the world we recommend you stay for more than one night!
Things to do in Strahan
The Ship That Never Was
Fun for the whole family – Tasmania’s longest running play tells the hilarious story of some wayward convict shipwrights and their escape from Sarah Island. Located at the Strahan Amphitheatre. Runs daily from September to May at 5:30pm. Prices $20 Adults, $15 Concession, $10 Students, $2 Children (12 years and under).
West Coast Wilderness Railway
Take a steam train ride through stunning rainforests and scenic gorges. The railway only runs for a limited period between December and April so please check their website for availability and pricing.
This easy walk will take less than an hour and will take you through a forest of towering gums, sassafras, myrtle and leatherwood to a tranquil waterfall. Great for stretching your legs after a long day’s drive. Access if from the People’s Park Strahan via the the Esplanade.
Motorhome & Camping Parks in Strahan
Strahan Holiday Retreat
This holiday park offers both onsite accommodation and also powered or un-serviced sites for you RV, campervan or motorhome including waste dump facilities. BBQ facilities, guest laundry and ensuite amenities are available. Located at 8 -10 Innes Street, West Strahan.
Strahan Beach Tourist Park
Located next to Strahan Beach this park offers a range of accommodation options including cabins as well as powered and unpowered sites suitable for campers a motor-homes. Pets are also welcome. Located at 1 Beach Street, Strahan.
Drive Times & Distances To Strahan
From Devonport: app. 2 hours 50 minutes - 226kms
From Launceston: app. 3 hours 40 minutes - 272kms
From Hobart: app. 4 hours 15 minutes - 300kms
Visitor Information & Booking Centre
Address: Esplanade, Strahan TAS 7468
Phone: (03) 6472 6800
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'Tassie' has so many places to explore, whether you’re after endless east coast beaches, beautiful national parks or dock-side dining with a fine Tasmanian wine.